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Requiem For A Team: The Top 8 Cracked Humor Videos

Cracked Layoffs Have Effectively Canceled Two Great Internet Shows. Today We Say Farewell As any pop culture guzzling nerd will attest, losing a beloved show can really be a kick in the chest. Well, for those of us who were (are?) Cracked dot com/Cracked YouTube enthusiasts we just lost a gang of shows in one fell...

Bold As Love: Thoughts on ‘Star Trek’

Last year we heard so much buzz about the new Star Trek series. 2016 seems so long ago, but really it was the future. You know, “the future,” the one we’re always talking about and pining for? Star Trek and I celebrated our fiftieth birthday last year. This year, 2017, we’re at fifty-one with...

Listening to My Heroes

Superheroes saved my life. No, Batman didn't swoop in on a cable, nor did Deadpool kneecap a crook on my behalf, but a few special women have nonetheless given me a second shot at living on my own terms. Without their wisdom, filtered through page and screen to a wide-eyed black girl in the...

3 Ways Dragon Ball Made Its Mark on the Anime Industry

Dragon Ball is one of the most popular anime franchises out there and has influenced other anime shows. The Dragon Ball manga was adapted into three main anime: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super. The series follows the main protagonist, Son Goku from childhood to adulthood as he goes on adventures...

Porg in Your Pocket! Taking a Look at Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Topps and Star Wars have been successful partners for over 40 years. The company is returning to our favorite galaxy with a new set for The Last Jedi with basic inserts, base sets, premium boxes, and retail exclusives. Basic Inserts Basic inserts include stickers, character cards blueprints, and illustrated cards.   Base Set The base set of card for...

I Am Not My Hair

Long before I was old enough to understand what she meant, I was jamming to India.Aire’s ‘I Am Not My Hair.” The song’s lyrics were completely lost on me— I had not yet come to understand the gravity of the pressures placed on my hair. But now that I’m an adult, I see that...

“The Lost Sister” Elevates An Already Excellent ‘Stranger Things 2’ With Anger, Agency and Empathy

I'm going to keep this brief because I'm supposed to be elbow deep in some queer science fiction for NaNoWriMo. Stranger Things S2 Ep7 "The Lost Sister" infused the narrative with a vitality and diversity that enhanced the experience for me as a viewer. Below thar be spoilers... When I mention diversity, I'm not using it...

Making the Perfect Gin & Comic

Researchers at the Stephanie Onyebetor Institute for Bullshit and Bollocks have discovered that people who partake in one Gin & Comic a week show both an increased ability to make lemonade and a remarkably high tendency to see glasses of said lemonade as half-full So go ahead and watch, listen, and laugh at this week’s...

A SILENT VOICE: ANIME FEATURE REVIEW

SUMMARY A Silent Voice is a Japanese anime feature, helmed by upcoming director Naoko Yamada, released in select American theaters Friday October 20th. It came in at number two at Japan’s box office its opening weekend. The film is similar to Your Name, a contemporary drama with a teenage male and female lead. . Naoko...

Black Films: 4 Story Lines I’d Love To See Explored

Black films in the Hollywood system can be limited in subject matter. I've been a cinephile ever since I first glanced a screen. I've been passionate about films and how they were made since the pre-Netflix era. I took weekly trips to the video store with my father when I was a little girl....